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Mirador de Aldehuela

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  • Day13

    Ronda

    January 7 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Málaga- Ronda ca. 118 km
    Nach einer etwas unruhigen Nacht, Spanier mussten wieder feiern, sind wir früh am morgen Richtung Ronda aufgebrochen. Die Fahrt war gut, die Landschaft noch besser, jedoch die Straße eine Katastrophe.
    Aber egal wir haben es geschafft. Der Stellplatz liegt ca. 2,5 km außerhalb, es heißt immer so schön , fußläufig, allerdings sollte man wirklich gut zu Fuß sein, sonst macht das keinen Spass. Wir sind alles in allem mehr als 9 km gelaufen und jetzt sind wir ganz schön platt, einschließlich Hund.Read more

  • Day24

    Museo of Joaquín Peinado

    September 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    This was the next museum we came across, and again entry was free. Coincidentally he was born in a house about six doors up from where we are staying.

    Joaquín Ruiz-Peinado Vallejo was born in Ronda on 19 July 1898. He showed early talent, resulting in his enrolment in 1918 at the San Fernando’s College of Fine Arts. He obtained a scholarship for three years to study in the Santa María de el Paular Monastery (1921-1923). Once he finished his studies in 1923 he went to Paris, where he settled. He soon entered the Parisian artistic world and came to form part of the Escuela Española de París (Spanish School of Paris), together with other Spanish artists such as Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, Hernando Viñes, Francisco Bores, Pancho Cossío and Picasso (with whom he shared a special friendship).

    Meanwhile, he maintained contact with his friends back in Spain, one of them being Federico García Lorca, who met Peinado in Málaga in 1918, and also Francisco García Lorca, who was a good friend of his. He kept contributing to the Spanish artistic world, participating in the mythical Society of Iberian Artists’ First Exhibition, celebrated in 1925, and in José María Hinojosa’s La flor de California. Málaga’s Provincial Council gave him and José Moreno Villa an arts award in 1929 at the Regional Exhibition of Modern Art, celebrated in Casa de los Tiros, Granada. He also got involved in Scenic Arts, participating in Un Perro Andaluz (1929), in his friend Buñuel’s La Edad de Oro (1930), and, as a scenographer and an extra, in Carmen de Feyder (1925). In 1926 he participated in the performance of El retablo de Maese Pedro de Falla in Amsterdam, alongside Buñuel, Cossío, Viñes, and Ángeles Ortiz.

    His artistic trajectory gave him a prominent position in the Escuela de París: his merits as an artist led him to hold the post of director and vice-president of the Sección de Pintura de la Unión de Intelectuales Españoles (Painting Art Section of the Spanish Union of Scholars). He was also nominated by UNESCO as delegate for the Sección de Pintores Españoles de la Escuela de París (Spanish Painters Section, School of Paris).

    He organized part of the 1946 exhibition Art in Republican Spain, Spanish artists from Escuela de París, held in Prague. From this moment on, both individual and collective international exhibitions became frequent. He was regarded as part of the best French art producers of the time. 1945 was also a time when he developed a personal style which would remain with him forever: alternating with geometric abstract experiments, he highlighted the importance of the model, the accuracy of the drawing, the rationalization of the representation, and the use of watercolour. An exhibition organized by the State Office of Fine Arts brought him back to Spain in 1969.

    Peinado is a central piece in the revision of contemporary Spanish art and the Escuela de París. His work is also important in the exploration of plastic ways of communication, such as neo-Cubism, Lyrical Figuration or Geometric Abstraction.

    He died in Paris on 13 February 1975. I really enjoyed the exhibition which included a room dedicated to Picasso.
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  • Day24

    Baños Arabes (The Arab Baths)

    September 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    These baths were built in the 11th or 12th centuries. Their functioning parts vanished centuries ago, but the underground chambers have been partly renovated. Ronda’s Arab Baths are similar to Roman baths, except that steam was used to sweat out pollutants from the body, rather than soaking in hot water, as the Romans used to do. Religious traditions were important to he Moors of Spain we, so A Mosque was located next to the baths. The idea was that the people visiting the Baths would purify and cleanse their bodies, before entering the Mosque to purify their souls.

    The main entrance to the complex overlooks the roof of Arab Baths building, and you can see a number of short humps embedded in the roof. These are the star shaped skylights which let the light in. It looks quite cool when you are inside. The baths were built partially underground to better control the temperature of the building. Hot fires in the furnace room heated water coming from an aqueduct, and the hot steam was then “piped” under the floor of the rooms in terracotta channels (atanores), and then exited from chimneys located before it reached the cold rooms.

    The first section of the Baths was the changing room (the al-bayt al-maslaj). It had a central pool about two and a half metres across, with a series of brick arches surrounding it. The pool itself was a drinking fountain, and not a bath as we might think. Around the edges of this room were wooden benches for chatting and socialising, and against the back wall a series of screens that formed changing rooms. There was also a cold room (al-bayt al-barid), where people could relax and cool down before entering the warm and hot rooms. Part of the tradition of these baths was to spend several hours here, and cleansing the body several times over.

    Next was the warm room (al-bayt al-wastami), which was where people could relax and enjoy a massage, be pampered with perfumes, or sit in a pool of slightly warm water. This room was warm but not steamy. Mats and cushions were available to use, as well as wooden benches around the walls, and several tables for massage and therapeutic treatments by trained slaves were situated next to some of the columns. The hot room (al-bayt al-sajun), was the last room. This room has a pool at one end where water from the aqueduct was splashed over the hot floor creating a very humid and steamy atmosphere in the room.
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  • Day67

    Ronda - ein Hauch Nordafrika

    September 12, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Nach einer surreal anmutenden 1,5 stündigen Reise, durch schier endlose Feldlandschaften des hügeligen andalusischen Hinterlandes, kamen wir in der Kleinstadt Ronda an.
    Bekannt ist Ronda vor allem für seine Lage: Die maurisch geprägte Altstadt, La Ciudad, liegt auf einem rundum steil abfallenden Felsplateau. Die Altstadt ist vom jüngeren Stadtteil, El Mercadillo, durch eine beeindruckende knapp 100 m tiefe, vom Río Guadalevín gebildete, Tajo de Ronda genannte Schlucht getrennt. Überspannt wird der Abgrund von drei Brücken: die Puente Árabe („Arabische Brücke“), die Puente Viejo („Alte Brücke“) und die bekannteste, die im 18. Jahrhundert erbaute Puente Nuevo („Neue Brücke“).
    Die Mehrzahl der historisch bedeutenden Bauwerke beeindruckt mit ihrer Mischung aus nordafrikanischen und spanischen Traditionen und ist als Ganzes ein sehenswertes Beispiel für die Architektur und Stadtentwicklung vieler andalusischer Städte.
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  • Day23

    Dinner in Ronda

    September 26, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    We headed out for dinner at 8.30pm, which is still early by Spanish standards. We returned to the same Tapas bar up the street, just 20 metres from our apartment. We tried some new dishes, but also had some of the same dishes we tried at lunch. We sat outside and started chatting to an Irish couple at the next table - they had been in Ronda for several days, and so they gave us some recommendations of things to do and see.

    For dinner we had a large plate of sliced tomatoes (from their Grandad’s garden), a plate of deep fried pardon peppers, and mini hamburgers - which came with Brie and caramelised onion - and were delicious. We also had a couple of other small things - beef with salsa verde, and mushrooms which were also great. We also had several glasses of wine to accompany the meal.

    After dinner, we went for a walk down to the old bridge, but it was pretty dark so we decided to return to the apartment which was all uphill! All this walking is doing my legs and calf muscles a world of good. When we got back home, we found the Bridge lights were on - the Bridge looks pretty impressive lit up.
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  • Day11

    Ronda, Spain

    March 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    A trip to Ronda and an overnight stay at the Camper Stop in the village.

    Found a lovely Restaurant,no menus, so went for the mixta and it was the best fish for some while - Los Cazadores Pescados y Mariscos

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